Donation will help residents start film club

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RESIDENTS hoping to launch a film club at a sheltered housing complex in South Tyneside are now a step closer to their dream.

People living at Anchor’s Queen Elizabeth Court have taken delivery of a new TV thanks to Northumbria Police.

The 42in screen is now pride of place in the housing complex, in Hobart Avenue, South Shields, after it was presented to residents by acting sergeant for Jarrow, Brian Gardner.

The TV was made possible after those living at Queen Elizabeth Court put in an application to the Northumbria Police Charity Fund.

Resident Christine Kyle, who has lived at Queen Elizabeth Court for the past three years, said: “I am absolutely thrilled at the donation.

“This will certainly help improve our social activities.

“We are hoping to start a film club any day now.”

The police charities fund aims to provide assitance for disabled, disavantaged and deprived groups or individuals living in the Northumbria Police Force area.

Scheme manager Jayne Riley, said: “We applied for the funding to help benefit our residents.

“With the donations we are looking to set up activities such as a film club and race nights.

“While our residents are taking part in the activity we are socialising and forming relationships.

“I think these activities will be good fun and rewarding and I think the venture will help towards relieving loneliness.”

Queen Elizabeth Court sheltered housing scheme provides rented accommodation for people over the age of 55.

The complex has a communal lounge and garden.

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